Brands BSB: Taylor wins on his return to Motostar

Taylor eventually broke clear from Archer to win by over two seconds
Taylor eventually broke clear from Archer to win by over two seconds Picture: Polarity Photos

Taz Taylor avenged his tumble while duelling for the win in the first of the two races in the final round of the HEL Performance British Motostar Championship by charging to victory next time out.

The RS Racing Kalex KTM rider marked his return to the series by finishing comfortably ahead of Jake Archer. But there was no winning finale for the title winning Charlier Nesbitt who crashed out on the fourth lap.

Dani Saez was quickly into control but Nesbitt, the winner of Saturday’s race was soon battling into contention and after the opening two laps he was running just 0.050secs down and no surprises, the champion was leading next time around, though not able to make the break.

Nesbitt, who looks all set to move in the Spanish CEV next season, was having to ride hard as Saez was on the charge and looking for a way through but it was too close for comfort at Sheene Curve as they touched and went tumbling in the gravel.

Taylor had the lead, running a second ahead of Archer with Jorel Boerboom third with Josh Owens making up ground to go fourth from Tom Booth-Amos and Ed Rendell at the expense of Eugene McManus at half distance.

Booth-Amos suffered a machine problem at two thirds distance while at the front Archer was closing in on Taylor, with less than half a second between them but the leader was given the hurry up, powering in the fastest lap of the race to go into the penultimate lap 0.836secs ahead and he had more than doubled that ahead of the last lap.

Taylor took the victory by 2..235secs from Archer with Boerboom a distant third from Owens and Rendell while Dan Jones, tenth overall, completed another winning double in the Standard class.

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